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charges for drunk driving prepares to face a judge in a deadly wrong-way driving case. what we have learned about his past. and we are officially two weeks away from election day and the presidential candidates are going out in full force hoping to earn votes. thank you for joining us. it is 8:00. i'm renee chou. >> and i'm bill leslie. good morning, everybody. good to have you with us. johnston county authorities are investigating an involved shooting and multiple arrests have been made in the case. it happened on government road near clayton. this is video of the scene from around 11:00 last night. not many details have been released but we know that multiple agencies responded. no word on any injuries. wral's mikaya thurmond is following the case and will bring us the latest developments in the next half hour. fayetteville police are looking for who is behind a home invasion and a shooting.
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door of the home armed with handguns, confronted the victim, shot him, and fled the scene. the victim was taken to cape fear medical center. two fires were set at the neuse correctional facility on sunday, and one inmate and one staff member were treated for minor injuries. the fires were put out quickly but it took the officers four hours to under control. >> it was an outstanding response. and we were able to protect the public and fortunately, there was no serious injury to staff or inmates. >> 500 of the nearly 800 inmates were moved to other prisons in north carolina. an investigation is being conducted to ensure that the
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procedure. the driver of a wrong way fatal crash will be in court. policesay that carlos gonzalez was going eastbound in the westbound lanes and slammed into another car, killing pareshkumar shah. wral has learned that he has multiple arrests for dwi. 36-year-old jason markley was riding his bike along nc 7/51 friday morning when the driver of a chevrolet pickup stuck him from behind as he was making a left turn. friends of markley said now is the time to think about bicyclists. >> i would ask them to pretend
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sister on the bicycle. >> wherever they think they need to be is not more important than that person coming home to their family. >> the driver of the truck, 42- year-old ramsey capps, is charged with failure to reduce speed and misdemeanor death by vehicle. a rental car company is under investigation for price gouging after hurricane matthew, 8 complaints against the company which was not named. they claim that officers in boone, elizabeth city, fayetteville, and lumberton doubled the prices after the flooding. wral is here to help our communities recover from hurricane matthew. we partnered with go triangle, the united way, and rdu to fill the storm relief bus, tomorrow from 5:00 in the morning to 7:00 p.m.
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for a list of the specific items we're collecting, go to and search storm relief. snow season is underway officially in vermont. the mountain areas have seen 9" of snow and more is expected this week, an exciting time for skiers and ski resort employees. last year, opening days were pushed back because they had no snow. elizabeth gardner is loving that sight, and we are that we will get all of that. not exactly. however, we may see chilly temperatures tomorrow morning. upper 30s in spots and upper 30s near the virginia line this morning. but that may be more widespread tomorrow. there are a few folks over at nc state, late for an 8::00 class there, but quiet and you can see the sunshine on the buildings across the street from us here.
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cool 43 in wake forest and cooler near the virginia line and 36 in roxboro and 39 in south hill. we have a big range in the temperatures, low 50s from goldsboro on, and the reason is the front, it takes time for the cooler air to filter in. by lunchtime, expect 60 and 65 for the high this afternoon. we will be then cooling down quickly once the sun sets to 53 at 8:00 p.m. we have big ups and downs in the next 7 days. and i'll show you that in the 7- day forecast and we have issues on the roads, brian. improvement in raleigh. it's 8:05, and let's take you to 440 westbound at the knightdale bypass interchange.
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shoulder, and traffic has eased up nicely. not seeing the big delays that we were a little while ago. try and stay in the center lane and give them room to work. under the state's move over law, you have to give them at least one lane on either side looking at flashing lights. so stay in the center line if you can. overall drive times, still hanging out at 35 to 40 from the i-40 interchange to wade avenue. a little slow but around the accident site, things are easing up nicely. 540 westbound, still slow from the capital boulevard interchange to leesville road, and you are seeing traffic inbound capital and lewisburg. still busy through the fortify
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congestion delays leading into capitol hill especially at 54 to the durham freeway and the durham freeway itself northbound, very slow itself between tw alexander. consider 55 westbound as an alternate. thank you, brian, and it's 8:07. early voting is underway in many battle ground states candidates need to win. >> why one candidate says don't
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two weeks from today, america will elect a new president. hillary clinton is leading in most national polls. donald trump argues that the polls are rigged. tracie potts has the story from washington. >> reporter: both candidates are in must-win florida where early voting is underway and >> i'm at a cross roads. i do not know who i am going to vote for. >> reporter: democrats have registered 50,000 more voters here. >> i am very, very concerned about the rhetoric coming out of his mouth. >> we gotta get out and vote. this is our last chance. >> reporter: donald trump in florida continues to blame the media and pollsters for the downward slide. >> the media isn't just against me. they're against all of you. that's really what they're against. >> reporter: hillary clinton
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is diverting money and support to down ballot candidates trying to help democrats retake the senate. >> she has never been afraid to stand up to donald trump. >> reporter: republicans are trying to withstand the heat. >> they haven't been standing up for the right people. >> reporter: on the trail with clinton, her attack dog, elizabeth warren. >> we nasty women will match our nasty vote to get you out of our lives forever. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. the naacp is reminding voters to double check their ballots using the electronic have beens. in cumberland, several voters said that the machine selected the candidate other than their
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the ballot was selected. former president bill clinton is kicking off a two- day tour in north carolina. tomorrow, the former president will be in wilmington, pembroke, and fayetteville. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren will campaign for clinton in raleigh and on thursday, first lady michelle obama will appear with clinton in winston, salem. and yesterday, indiana governor candidate mike pence greeted supporters and ate barbecue in greensboro. he said that he and donald trump will, quote, take it to the finish with an all-out election day. all this week, we are on the road in north carolina, talking about the issues
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different town each day talking about what matters in the election and he will spend time with voters in pinetops. you can see his report on wral. a judge could issue a decision on the volkswagen emissions scandal. >> the proposed settlement. and details on the future >> the proposed settlement. and details on the future of an aircraft used in a narrator: it's all connected. richard burr wrote a plan to privatize medicare, making you pay more. dollars from the insurance industry. richard burr was one of just three senators to vote against banning insider trading by congress. and richard burr voted to raise his own pay... seven times. he increased his wealth over 500 percent. richard burr. twenty years in washington... serving himself. dscc is responsible for the content
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that's in my woods, elizabeth. sure, not too far from morganton. [laughter] beautiful. >> i used to work at a radio station called top gun radio and my moniker was the tall man on top gun radio. >> so you were the top gun at the top gun and now you're the top gun. >> tall mountains there, too. >> i think that's going towards
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>> i don't think we've seen that. it doesn't look like the leaves were on fire. however, i did see pictures someone sent me from yesterday. and it looked like it was a beautiful weekend. you were there. >> yeah. not quite there but, you know, some years they turn late. >> and over the passes, it looks great but that's definitely late for the blowing rock area. they are more like mid-october but it hasn't been that cold. you need the cold temperatures to make the chemical reaction for the leaves to look beautiful, and taking a look here, also beautiful. looking nice in apex, 44 is the current temperature and it continues to drop even though the sun has been up for a while and the temperature is falling in spots. the dew point is 42, and that's low. it's 37 in roxboro and 39 in
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region for tomorrow. it's nice and mild in south goldsboro and 50 in erwin and 49 in southern pines, but we are feeling the chill up to the north and the cooler air moves into the region through the day today. the cold front slips southward and allows the cooler air to filter in. nice bright conditions today and tomorrow and thursday and then a bonus front may bring us a few patchy light rain showers. i reinforce that, not going to see a whole lot of rain on thursday, and friday. and we are doing fine in terms of the amount of rain we have seen with all the rain from matthew. here's a look at today, 11:00, pretty clear in the 50s and out at lunchtime, mid-50s to near 60, so that will be jacket weather if you have to be out at lunchtime, running errandings or heading out --
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the temperatures dropping into the upper 30s to low 40s across the region and then back in the mid to upper 50s at lunchtime and probably still mid-60s for a high on wednesday. so cooler, definitely. 65 today. 67 wednesday. don't forget a chilly morning tomorrow at 39. not much rain on thursday, a 30% chance late in the day after the evening commute and small amounts in the rain gauge. 70 on friday and morning lows into the 50s, and football friday looks great. 10:00, 58, and saturday, more football but warmer, 78 and a beautiful day on saturday for getting outside. if you are heading to the football game or wherever you are going, boston college at nc state at 12:30, finishing up at
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at 81, and that 81 is not quite a record. 86 in 1996 but the normal is 69. and that's well above normal for this time of year, and then a very nice halloween forecast for the trick or treaters. looking at 66 at 6:00, and at 9:00, 57. so nice weather for the trick or treaters. bill? >> thank you, elizabeth. a federal judge is set to reveal his decision the volkswagen emissions scandal saying he is inclined to approved $15 billion settlement with the owners of the diesel cars that were rigged to cheat on emissions test. it would give them the option to sell the car back or have it repaired and give payments of $5,000 to $10,000. more than 3000 people are
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the obama administration confirms double-digit hikes for health care premiums under the health care act. premiums could jump 25% across 39 states. about 20% of consumers will only have plans with a single insurer to pick from. most will not see because of subsidys. betrayed and upset. in 2006, the california national guard offered soldiers dplean,000 in bonuses to sign up to fight in iraq and afghanistan. later, the pentagon realized that not all soldiers qualified. now, the government wants 10,000 soldiers to pay back approximately $20 million. members of congress and federal leaders are calling for federal
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flown over the white house lawn last year? it's about to go away for good. according to a police spokesperson, the aircraft will be destroyed in a matter of weeks. douglas hughes said he flew it to call attention to the influence of big money in politics. he pleaded guilty to operating a gyrocopter without a license and was sentenced to four months in prison. the ex-wife of disgraced subway pitchman fogel is suing the company that made him famous. his ex-wife filed suit saying that the company knew, quote, about his sexual interest and activity with children and failed to act. a subway spokesperson could not comment on pending legal action. police are looking for the person or persons who
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the east carolina university campus. they expect the statue to be back in place in a few days and police hope surveillance video will help them find who is responsible. something similar similar happened in 2014. 5 on your side helped college admissions and financial aid questions, answering questions about free application for federal student aid. this saturda person help with your federal application. we have a link on and we have a link to the college foundation of north carolina, a free service that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. it will be a long road to recovery for thousands of hurricane matthew victims. >> the new group who can now apply for federal help. and researchers say autism doesn't strike girls from the
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some of the developmental disorders frustrating researchers. when i saw the attacks on roy cooper about the crime lab, i had to come forward. those ads are not true. i'm a survivor of sexual assault. it was mr. cooper who supported me when we went to the state legislature to get more funding for rape kits. and even after he fixed the problems in the crime lab, he's been there for me time after time ever since. but roy cooper is a good man.
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it's 8:26. stories. in johnston county, authorities are investigating an officer- involved shooting. multiple arrests have been made. it happened on government road in clayton last night. a raleigh man is due in court today in connection with a deadly wrong-way class on i- 440.
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pled to drunk driving charges in the past and drunk driving is suspect in the case on sunday that killed pareshkumar shah. it's cooler now, elizabeth? it is. and we have been in the upper 30s, looks beautiful with the sunshine. 41 in chapel hill and mid-40s from raleigh to rocky mount and chapel hill and low 50s from fayetteville. temperatures will be cooler. the cold front will filter in across the region today with highs of 65 compared to 78 yesterday and 67 tomorrow and 74 on thursday with a slight chance of showers. brian, you had a busy morning but things are easing up on the roads? just a bit. we are seeing the typical slow downs with congestion and that's i-40 at fayetteville road and the traffic headed
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crawling from chapel hill into rtp. 54 to the durham freeway. the best alternate is typically 54 but it's similarly backed up from i-40 to tw alexander at 16 minutes. probably don't need to use that. still busy through garner on 40 westbound. bill? road closures are still in place across the state due to
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welcome back. it's 8:30. authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting. and we learned there are arrests made in the case. >> this happened on government road near clayton. mikaya thurmond, what have you learned this morning? >> reporter: bill and renee, this developed throughout the night into this morning. we do know that multiple people involve shooting. take a look at this video. this is the scene on government road in clayton. we know law officers were there for hours, the johnston county sheriffs department and clayton police department and the cleveland fire department. we are working to learn the suspect or suspects involved in
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early in the investigation. and if we have any new developments, we will bring them to you on wral and bill and renee? >> mikaya thurmond, thank you very much. lee, moore and wake counties are now on the list of those who can apply for disaster relief and unemployment benefits. those who cannot work or lost their jobs due to the disaster have until november 23 to file for benefits. a 5- mile stretch of u.s. 70 from raleigh to durham could be converted into a freeway. the department of transportation is looking into the idea. the section of road we're talking about is between tw alexander drive and lynn road. u.s. 70 would be accessible by
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the d.o.t. said it would help to relieve congestion and reduce travel time and increase safety. the d.o.t. is looking for input from the public and plans to host meetings next year for ideaings. more than half the roads closed from hurricane matthew are re-open but 17 roads are closed in cumberland county. 20 shut down in harnett county and hard-hit robeson the road closure number is 79. 16 is the total of roads still blocked in bladen county with 10 more added to the list from columbus county. attorney general and democratic gubernatorial nominee roy cooper will be in tarboro, touring the site of the temporary shelter. the classes at the school are expected to resume on thursday.
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rocky mount he stopped by a staging area for fema and princeville. school systems may get help from the state after matthew. a bill in january would give school districts flexibility with their calendars. state law requires 180 days of introduction per year. it would allow districts who had to close for flooding to apply for a district still closed. sampson and bladen county schools are back on a regular schedule. a pregnant donkey rescued after hurricane matthew gave birth, maddie named after hurricane matthew. also rescued, horses, goats, and pigs. some of them are upable --
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of contamination. what's incredible is we haven't had any spritz of rain since then. we may have a spritz on thursday. if we hadn't had matthew, we would be looking at rough drought issues. into the 30s in places this morning. apex, 44. and benson, 50, and 43 degrees in wake forest. a cool start there morning and it will be colder tomorrow morning. at lunchtime, expect temperatures in the upper 50s, chilly and at 5:00, 62. if you are headed out at lunchtime, expect it to be cool at noon, downtown durham, 60
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the afternoon and 65, so more than 10 degrees cooler than the temperatures yesterday. from there, we are up and down and all over the place. i'll show you that coming up in the 7-day forecast. replay? >> thank you, elizabeth. autism is at least four times more common in boys. many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. researchers at george washington university said that some girls do not show the symptom of autism even with the same genetic mutation seen in boys. the causes are not known but the gender affect is now a hot topic. the more we lie, the easier it gets. when we tell fibs, it's a slippery slope to bigger lies.
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get paid. they used brain scans to learn that our brains become desensitized to growing dishonesty. hurricane matthew impacted medical supplies in some areas. >> dr. allen mask will explain the process of safe storage and delivery of the flu vaccine. newly released test results are not shining a positive light
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c1 . hurricane matthew caused many deaths and left many people out their home or business and also damaged many medical facilities and flu
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as wral's dr. allen mask explains, people should know how the vaccine is safely stored and given to patients. >> reporter: many medical offices lost power during the recent storm resulting in the loss of thousands of medicine and vaccines and many flu shot clinics had to be delayed. patients should be concerned about the time to get the flu shot. the vaccine dedicated refrigerator and there is many variation in temperature. when drawing up the vaccine, the cdc recommends that the person who draws it up be the one to administer it. it's important to use the medication right away rather than storing it in a syringe in
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original boxes making sure they are not touching one another for good circulation. again, we use a digital data log to measure the temp in the refrigerator minute by minute. if you are feel nervous, feel free to sit down and wear a loose-fitting garment. remember. the cdc recommends that anyone over the age of six months should get the flu vaccine. if you have a question, speak i'm dr. allen mask with the wral health team. there has already been one flu-related death in the state. so public health officials are urging people to get the vaccine as soon as possible. it takes two weeks for it to become effective. for more information, you can go to and search health team. the fight to open paisley park to the public may finally
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the green light to move ahead. and elon musk reveals more about his plans to put a colony on the surface of mars.
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>> oh, ugh. >> when was that? '84? >> i think '70s. >> oh, okay. >> 1983. >> i was adopting that as part of my childhood. >> of course it was, bill. [laughter] >> of course? >> you know, '80s. >> earn that, bill. [l [laughter] >> there you go. pretty out there. >> no more 70s for us. >> no, no. 60s. anything we don't know about? [laughter] >> well before our time. >> of course. >> let's take a look at what's going on.
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been steadily falling. i expect that to fall until sunrise and then it typically starts to climb but we'll have the cooler air filter in, and it's getting chilly even in the last hour or two. 42 is the dew point, so it's nice out there, and other temperatures, 42 in henderson and 39 in roxboro and we are seeing the temperatures warm just a touch especially up to the virginia line where it was in the 30s spots. 50 in smithfield and 52 in clinton so a nice mild start. the cooler air will be in place down south and it will require a jacket or a coat for kids heading out in shortsleeves. it won't be shortsleeve weather for the next couple days and then we will be back into it.
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you have to pay attention. today, cooler behind the front, and we have an approaching front warming things up on thursday, and then a nice warm weekend, and then cooler next week. yeah. so let's check out what's going on in terms of our futurecast. watch the front approach. it will be nice and dry through the rest of the day and takes us out until 7:00 p.m. and overnight, dry and all through tomorrow, lunchtime, it's dry. and you can see tomorrow, it does not look terribly impressive. thursday at 7:00 a.m., it will likely roll through in the evening on thursday and a few showers in the mountains thursday at lunchtime. once it moves past the mountains, we are really not looking at much in terms of rain. it will probably be a 30% chance late in the day and overnight, probably talking less than a .25" of rain with
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thursday. pretty cool for us today and tomorrow with mid to upper 60s and a morning low of 39 and then turning nice. 70 on friday and 78 on saturday and 81 on sunday. and that 81 on sunday comes well above normal. and the record, 86 set in 1996. so definitely warmer than normal getting into the 80 this is time of year. 72 on monday puts us back and trick or treaters, the weather should be perfect. 6:00 p.m., 66 66 degrees, and finishing up at 9:00, 57. it should be nice and dry and all we ask for. >> a great halloween. the north carolina general election is november 8. with the state's top office on the ballot, we asked the caned dates to let you -- candidates
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stand on important issues. >> governor pat mccrory tells us about the issues he would address if elected governor. >> reporter: you know, during my first term, north carolina has added 300,000 new private sector jobs. average teacher pay has increased to $50,000 a year and budget deficits have turned into surpluss. we are also making historical investments in the community colleg a when re-elected, i will continue to focus on improving economy and investing in education and we must follow through on our administrative initiative to address mental health and addiction inflicting the entire state of north carolina. >> to see all position statements, you can go to and search vote. new overnight, new tests by
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dim view on headlights. the 2016 and 2017 models were tested on pickups and they measured how far it carries from the high and low beams on straight roads and curves. 4 of 7 full-sized pickups tested and all 4 small pickups tested rated poor. glare on every model problem. >> and the 2017 honda ridgeline was the only model to rate good. in a reddit q and a on monday, elon musk said he plans ships to colonize mars and the
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refueling plant. musk said he is working on equipment for the project. murveg's goal -- musk's goal is to send 1 million plan to mars by 2040. and 1960s singer bobby vee s been battling advanced alzheimers. his career took off after the deaths of buddy holly, ritchie valens, and jp richardson, known as the day the music died. at age 15, he filled in at a concert after the performers killed in that 1959 plane crash
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it's official. prince's paisley park in minnesota will become a museum. the city council voted to re- zone his iconic recording studio and home. the city initially put off approval siting traffic and public safety concerns. the move nearly delayed the october 6 opening before a temporary permit was granted. he died in april of an accidental overdose at his you may not get away from coverage on election night even at the movie theater. amc will be broadcasting the results on several screens nationwide. members can choose between red and blue locations depending on their party location.
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that before. >> the debate, they have shown in the theater but the last thing on earth i would want to do but i think it's a clever business idea. >> well, they have watch parties. >> don't mix the red and blue together. it could get rough in there. >> don't want to have to call the sheriff. this is the world's prettiest dog. ready to see the world's prettiest >> yes. >> this afghan hound. look at that. >> oh, that hair. >> that's some work right there. >> he lives in sydney, australia and became an overnight sensation. there was an interest for modeling deals, but she is going into retirement. owning her and grooming her spends so much time and the
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time with the human family. >> how many hours in the day? i can imagine. >> you are a good reporter. the newspaper that i got that from, they were not on it. and look at lauren who lives in canada. he is the new guinness world record holder for older plumber in the world. 92 years old and still services the equipment that he installed 60 years ago and, quote, i hope to hand. i think we all understand that. >> and his own personal plumbing is working well. >> bill. >> bill! >> you're right, bill. >> he is take good care of himself. >> he is. he is. >> [laughter] halloween time. >> yes, halloween. >> elizabeth is going as
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shooting the raccoons under her deck, and i mean, you will have nightmares about this. >> creepy, creepy. look at those little hands. >> i know. >> she had a career as a haunted housekeeper or something in the future.
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the time is 8:56. i'm bill leslie. >> and i'm renee chou. here are our top stories. former president bill
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his wife heelary in north carolina, rocky mount and goldsboro and greenboro. he will be in wilmington and pembroke tomorrow. donald trump will be back in north carolina tomorrow wherely will hold a rally. a beautiful morning, elizabeth. it's gorgeous out there. take a look at what's happening at rdu. nothing but sunshine and blue skies all day on a gorgeous crisp fall day, cool right now. 45 at the airport and south hill and warmer down south. 51 in fayetteville and goldsboro. cooler air will filter in behind a cold front from last night. the forecast, 65 for the high today and 67 tomorrow and widespread temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s tomorrow morning and warm or thursday and mostly cloudy and 74 and a slight chance of showers. brian's here with traffic. 8:57, elizabeth, and we are
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and it's improving. these are mostly sun glare delays and congestion looking at 40 eastbound at fayetteville road. taking 10 minutes to make that trip. typically, the best alternate route is 54 eastbound but that's slow up to tw alexander. that's taking 17 minutes. one more trouble spot, slow traffic on 40 eastbound heading away from 540. back to you. >> brian, thank you very much. authorities are investigating an involved shooting in johnston county. deputies arrested several county. deputies arrested several people but it's unclear what there is no limit to what every student in north carolina can learn and achieve. not when we're 44th in per student funding. we should not ask for more money from you. he gave tax breaks to those at the top while raising taxes 67 ways on the middle class. it's time to polish up our brand and once more say, "come check out north carolina." hb2 trashed our brand...
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